but the u.s. warned ebola could become the next aids epidemic if swift action isn't taken. we get an update from the latest outside the hospital later on in the program. a u.s. envoy urges turkey to allow kurds to cross into syria to protect kobani. there are reports that the kurdish headquarters in the syrian town have been captured by islamic state fighters. and champion children's educations -- children's rights, the nobel peace prize has been awarded to the loss of such ti -- two malala sue fust i and
kailash satyarthi for children's education. ♪ also coming up in the program in business, kate moody will be telling us about how the indian prime minister is set to meet with facebook mark zuckerberg. but first, we begin here in paris. officials say there is a suspected case of ebola. the deadly disease has been ravaging parts of west africa and march and nearly 4000 people have died since then. a female patient is currently being cared for at the beach house but a in the -- at the bichat hospital in the french capital. test results will be revealed later today.
the human predicts the number of cases could be 1.4 million by january unless strong measures are taken to contain the outbreak. here is director tom friedman urging swift action -- cdc director tom frieden urging swift action. >> it is going to be a long fight. i will say that in the 30 years i've been working in public health, the living like this has been aids. we have to work now so that this is not the world next aids. -- the world's next aids. >> a 4000 strong mission is in monrovia to fight evil in the region. an estimated nearly 4000 people have died, and half of those are in liberia. imf chief christine lagarde
today signaled it was ok for the three west african countries fighting ebola to increase spending to stop the epidemic. >> for once, just for once, it's absolutely fine if those countries increased their fiscal deficit. we are capable of mobilizing resources. they are not grand unfortunately. and others will have to put grants on the table and significant name -- numbers. but there are circumstances in which we are capable of revisiting traditional standards. >> in other news, the 2014 nobel prize season wrapped up this friday with the peace prize being awarded to two laureates. pakistan's malala you subsidize and in ds kailash said jauregui -- highlights the jockey -- kailash satyarthi.
such has maintained various forms of peaceful protest. now we can cross to our correspondent standing by in new delhi for reactions there to the nomination. tell us a bit more, if you will about kailash said jauregui -- kailash satyarthi's work there. but he started an organization named save the children in 1980. he has been fighting against child labor. his organization works both in terms of the legislative part, trying to reinforce legislation against child labor in india, as well as the activist part. which means that if child labor has been used in industry, his
organization goes after them and get them prosecuted. it is someone who has worked constantly for child rights. he believes children need to be in school and not working in the workplace. >> have you heard any reactions from indian authorities to the news of this? >> as far as satyarthi is concerned indian papers have started talking about it. he is a person who is very well known in the child rights ngo field. but he's not a very popular person. people don't know about him. it is a pleasant surprise for india. we did not think we would get a nobel prize this year. >> this award being shared between both an indian and pakistani activist, and it comes as a flareup of violence between
the disputed kashmir region. how likely is this shared prize likely to be received? >> i think it is a welcome to spite from the tension that india and pakistan are going to right now. -- a welcome despite -- a welcome respite from the tensions india and pakistan are going through right now. the committee has done a great job of highlighting child labor and the rights of children. how much it will reduce the tensions right now, because there has been shelling and a lot of tension, is, you know for us to see in the future. i don't think it will have much of an impact. but yes, it's a great news for both pakistan and india, and in an area that needed a lot of focus. >> thank you very much for that. let's get reactions now from pakistan.
here is more for what malala sysops i -- malala's win means for the country. >> everybody is covering it. everybody is talking about it. i was talking to people in the valley here where she was from and where she was shot. i spoke to one of her cousins, who now manages the school where she used to study, and where her father used to run that's cool. they were saying they spoke to allow the -- two malala and to her father and mother. they are thinking of organizing an event in the coming days at the school in honor of malala winning this prize. i asked in the exact words when he spoke to malala and the family.
she wanted this prize to be used in the purpose of her pursuit of educating girls not just in pakistan, but around the world. if it will help in her cause that is what she is looking at this prize as in the coming days. >> now to the latest in the fight against the islamic state organization. militants advanced deeper into the syrian town of kobani, which sits on the turkish border. that is, according to the syrian the turbine -- observatory for human rights. the militants have taken almost complete control of an area where local kurdish administration is based. here is more by katherine v at. >> jihadist are still gaining ground in kobani after three weeks of battles for some fighters from the islamic state group have the city under siege. since thursday, fighting has considered -- continued on the
southern and western side of the city. according to the observatory for human rights jihadists now control one third of kobani. a fighter confirmed for france 24 that his organization was in charge of the main roads into the city. fresh air strikes were carried out to support the kurdish fighters, but the u.s. military says the islamic state organization is changing its tactics. the jihadists are no longer traveling in long convoys and they have hidden their headquarters. across the border in turkey, the kurds are desperately waiting to join the forces and take part in the fighting. >> yes, we want to go fight, but turkish authorities have closed the border and we cannot pass. >> one of the leaders of the syrian kurdish forces defending the city was killed in the fighting. a few meters away, turkish tanks are in position overlooking the
town, but sitting idle. >> to mexico now, where investigators say they have arrested four more suspects in connection with the 43 missing students. the students disappeared after clashing with local police in the end of september in the southern city of the qualified stop at total of -- in this is -- in a southern city. a total of 34 people have been arrested in the case. >> another gruesome discovery in the search for 43 missing students. mexico's attorney general announced for more mass graves have been found containing charred remains. >> we have arrested for new suspects whose identities are being confirmed, which is why i will not give names yet. but the most important thing is that with this arrest, they led us to a site where we found four more mass graves. the cheney -- these detainees said they were also the remains of the murdered students. >> the discovery came during a
huge operation to find the students who disappeared after clashing with police. they were last seen being forced into vehicles and driven away. it is believed the local police turned the students over to a local drug game. -- drug gangs. lastly, 28 burned bodies were found in shallow graves. but they've not yet been identified. forensic tests are expected to take weeks. the attorney general set of formal search has now been launched for the town mayor, his wife, and head of security. they disappeared after the clashes and had not been seen. later in the day, he did have some good news to announce to the public. the arrest of the alleged leader of the war as cartel -- war as --juarez drug cartel, one of the biggest leaders in the syndicate. >> it is more in the efforts of the federal government. we hope to see similar sect -- successes so we can return the
country to peace. >> another known as the viceroy was also wanted by the u.s., with authorities offering a $5 million reward for his arrest. >> now, could a political sea change be in store for the united kingdom? that is the question on many people's lips after a landslide victory for its first-ever parliamentary seat. it's a blow to prime minister david cameron just seven months from the general election. >> a landslide victory for an historic first seat in parliament. the u.k. independence party was expected to win, but douglas carswell surprised everyone by taking a staggering 60% of the vote in his constituency in eastern england. >> the government can a longer
presume to know what is right for the government. cozy cartel politics is not meaningful democracy. >> thursday's vote was triggered by carswell's affection from david cameron's conservative party in august. his growing success threatens to split the conservative vote. and the immigration party also has a strong showing in another election in northern england proving it could also chip away at the left-wing vote. even before carswell's victory the leader saw his parliamentary seat as a stepping stone for the future. >> to be in westminster, get rid of our electoral problem. there's no point boarding for you because you cannot win under the current system. >> the next test will come in november when another conservative defector will try
to sway voters in southern england's rochester. a way to gauge popularity ahead of the may, 2015 national elections. >> to north korea, where kim jong-un has missed a key political event this friday fueling speculation about his physical condition. the leader's name was not on the list of those to visit the modeling -- the mausoleum to mark the ruling party's victory. hundreds of protesters regrouped in central hong kong this friday to push their call for democracy. it comes a day after the government canceled talks with students amid a two-week standoff that has shaken china's capitalist hub. demonstrations came as lawmakers demanded control over elections.
ebola could be the next aids epidemic. that is, according to the u.s. center for disease control. this as a new case is suspected here in france. the nobel peace prize is awarded to two laureates. pakistan's malala use of sigh -- malala yousafzai and india's eyelash security -- kailash satyarthi. now it's time for a look at business. what do you have for us? >> the markets have not been faring well at all this week.
we've been getting warning from the imf and the ecb about the risks to the economic recovery. those have been weighing on global markets. we saw that across the board in asia this friday with the nikkei extending a three-day losing streak. a fresh two-month low. they're closing down 1.5%. -- 1.15%. germany's dax tumbling 2%, to its lowest of the year. one of the biggest movers on the market has been oil. it plummeted to a close point in nearly four years. oil prices dipped below $90 per barrel for the first time in two years on thursday. during us to tell us a bit more about that is jamie webster, the senior director on global oil markets at ihs. thank you for joining us. tell us about what is going on here. why are we seeing these prices tumbling? >> what has happened is that libya production has come back
quite strongly in the last couple of months and it in the 800,000 to 900,000 barrels per day. that is an additional driver. and in a softening environment no signs from opec, particularly saudi arabia, that it will cut production. and this is on the healed -- the heels of imf's new global outlook last week that showed a slowdown in demand. a combination of overabundant supply, not enough demand, and a time where opec is not really doing anything, but seem to be waiting for their meeting next month. >> political tensions places never did roll -- play a significant role in the price of oil. despite the fighting we see in iraq and syria, that doesn't seem to be the case here. are the oil trends justice county that geopolitical factor? >> a lot of that risk is being discounted by traders right now.
political risks have been overtaken by the strong fundamentals. the fundamentals will always play out over risks, at least in the short term. that is what is causing this. there is very little concern by the market that this islamic state group is actually going to do anything further to upend oil markets. it is concerning for the region but in terms of what it means oil production and the man -- and demand it has a minor effect. >> what can we expect to see from opec echo will there be a cut -- from opec? will there be a cutback in production? >> a meeting has been called, and i expect a couple more ministers will be calling for a meeting if prices continue to be soft. right now, they just have an organizationwide production call of about 30 million barrels per day. that will probably be brought
down slightly. but it might not be enough to satiate markets. this will be a very exciting opec meeting probably the most exciting in three or four years. >> i'm afraid that's all we have time for for now. take you for joining us to take us through those plummeting oil prices. we will take a closer look now at the warnings from international monetary fund, which is kicking off its annual meeting with the world bank in washington. recover and growing cost of ebola is urging governments to do what they do best and spend. >> six years after the financial crisis began, ebola is raising red flags for the global economy. ahead of the annual meeting of the world bank and the international monetary fund, christine lagarde signals she is ready to revisit traditional standards. >> regarding ebola, the imf is prepared. we quickly dispersed $130 million to the three affected countries, along with the
backing of our board of governors. and for the first time, the imf is saying increasing fiscal spending is perfectly acceptable. >> the world bank and imf are also pressing governments particularly germany to spend more on infrastructure. they say this will boost growth and create jobs. and germany's economy has shown risk of flatlining, but the finance minister dismissed the idea of writing checks for europe. meanwhile, his french counterpart is warning that the imf should be listened to. >> if the imf is saying "be careful, the eurozone risks entering recession" and they also warn about the important risk of deflation, i think we should listen. >> nudging governments to loosen their purse strings is a stark shift from the imf steps of tightening spending. it also signals that the steps
of the last six years have been in equity. -- have been inadequate. >> for the days top business news, brought onto our website. that is, france24.com. it's time to take a look at what is grabbing headlines around the world. for that, i'm joined by florence. we will start, of course with yesterday's nobel prize in literature. >> it was a surprise win for the french author, patrick modiano who is pretty much unknown outside of france. you getting a lot of prop -- a lot of applause from the french papers. one talks about sacre modiano, a word that is used when you talk about something sacred, but it also a word used to honor him. his style of writing is pure elegant, and subtle.
andy applied the academy for their choice and their description of him as the marcel cruised -- marcel proust of our time. in another paper talks about how you cannot get more french than patrick modiano. his work was in a very dark chapter of french history, which was the nazi occupation of france. the academy said they were awarding his art of memory, the work he did to think about that time frame make people reflect on it. how was yesterday for patrick modiano? it's interesting, because he's a very shy figure and likes to stay way from the media. it was actually his daughter who told him he won the award. he held a very funny press conference in paris yesterday, where he said he was surprised that he had one and wondered why in the world he had won.
to quote him, he said "it's weird. i was not expecting it at all. he said that the nobel prize fell on his head. >> and we have the winner for the peace prize today. slate has an interesting take on it. >> this is before the result came out. slate said that the nobel peace prize for 2014 should go to nobody. in the past year, there have been -- has been so much chaos unrest in ukraine, the war in gaza and of course, fighting in syria and iraq was up it's hard to imagine anybody who could deserve the nobel peace prize according to slate. but it would not be the first time the nobel prize was not awarded to anybody. it happened 19 times before including during the two world wars. >> that move onto another story. it continues to dominate the press around the world, and that
is, the spread of ebola. >> a lot of the western media are focusing on the threat of an ebola panic happening. in the u.s., authorities on high alert, as is the general public. slate is reporting about a curious event that took place wednesday on a flight from philadelphia to puerto rico. a passenger reportedly shouted what appeared to be an attempt at an ebola related joke, but authorities were not laughing. what you can see in the picture there is a team in hazardous material suits that actually went on to the plane which was isolated, to double check whether or not this was real. slate says ebola is no laughing matter and doubly not funny on a plane. >> and that is reflective of the general mood in the u.s. >> that is right. slate put it pretty well in an article saying, when the first person to die from ebola in the u.s. happened on wednesday, any
sense of calm went with him. the problem is that the ebola panic is act chile -- is worse than i the disease. fear mongering is likely to have very real and negative consequences. emergency rooms in the u.s. are bracing themselves for a rush of fearful patients especially as the ghost toward winner and a lot of -- as we go toward winter and a lot of people get the flu. it could stretch the emergency system to a breaking point. >> on a lighter note let's talk about the future. >> you can read about this in the guardian. a report was published yesterday that investigates how gigabyte speed internet access will change our lives. specifically what our life will be like in 2025. according to this article, the future seems pretty cool. you can send, for instance, a hologram of yourself to a
meeting at work. you can also print instantly a gadget you see on tv and have it delivered to your doorstep in a drone. the article also says this kind of gigabyte speed internet will also really change education and health for the better. but the report points out that there will be a wider divide between the